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Recommended Hotel for over night stays at SFO & LAX

Old Aug 6, 18, 12:24 am
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Recommended Hotel for over night stays at SFO & LAX

We will have two overnight stays at SFO and one at LAX in November. Any recommendations for hotels with a shuttle that can use a Marriott free night cert, or points with Hilton (Gold), SPG (Plat), IHG (plat), Hyatt (Explorist) or costs around $100. Thanks for your input!
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Old Aug 6, 18, 1:08 am
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Is this a weekend or stay around a holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas)? That's about the only time you might see rates at or below $100 at SFO (I have a weekend booking at the Hilton SFO for $89 in mid-December). I've stayed at both the Hilton and Hyatt hotels south of SFO and they're both fine. There's a bunch of IHG properties both north and south of the airport. All of these should have shuttles, though they may be on-call or on a restricted schedule after midnight.

Is the Marriott free night cert category restricted? Have you looked at the new chart for August 18 to what properties might honor it? The Marriott SFO uses the same shuttle as the Hyatt.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 3:25 am
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Is this a weekend or stay around a holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas)? That's about the only time you might see rates at or below $100 at SFO (I have a weekend booking at the Hilton SFO for $89 in mid-December). I've stayed at both the Hilton and Hyatt hotels south of SFO and they're both fine. There's a bunch of IHG properties both north and south of the airport. All of these should have shuttles, though they may be on-call or on a restricted schedule after midnight.

Is the Marriott free night cert category restricted? Have you looked at the new chart for August 18 to what properties might honor it? The Marriott SFO uses the same shuttle as the Hyatt.
We are staying in the SFO area on 11/19 (the Monday before Thanksgiving) and 12/2 (which is a Monday also). I saw some rates around $100 which surprised me, but then I began to wonder if those hotels were sub-par. After your comments, I booked the Hilton SF Airport in Burlingame for $92 + tax at least tentatively. I had tried to book the AC Hotel SFO using the Marriott free night certificate thinking I could use it at any 35,000 point hotel. But that's for certificates issued after 8/18, I guess. The CS said I had to use it at a cat 5 or less and it doesn't look like there are any at SFO. Bummers.

I did book the Hyatt Regency SFO for the Dec. stay, using my free night. I wanted to upgrade using a club floor cert (because my husband & I have 8 between us), but the CS said they can't be used on a free cert. night only a cash or points stay.

How do you think Hilton and HR compare?
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Old Aug 6, 18, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by konaflyer View Post
We will have two overnight stays at SFO and one at LAX in November...
For LAX hotels, you'd probably have better luck getting recommendations by posting in The "LAX Airport Hotel Questions/Suggestions" Consolidated Thread.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by konaflyer View Post
How do you think Hilton and HR compare?
The SFO Hyatt just did a complete remodel that was finished about a year ago and is probably a little more upscale than the Hilton.They have a large atrium/dining area. It's also a faster ride to the airport as the freeway on-ramp is right next to the hotel. The Hilton shuttle stops at the Embassy Suites before heading to the airport, so tends to add a good 10 minutes or more travel time onto the return trip.

I gave up top tier Hyatt about 18 months ago and can't comment about current lounge offering there. My Hilton stays have been limited to breakfast and it's pretty similar to what Hyatt offered when I had status there.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 1:00 pm
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[QUOTE=tom911;30053574]The SFO Hyatt just did a complete remodel that was finished about a year ago and is probably a little more upscale than the Hilton.They have a large atrium/dining area. It's also a faster ride to the airport as the freeway on-ramp is right next to the hotel. The Hilton shuttle stops at the Embassy Suites before heading to the airport, so tends to add a good 10 minutes or more travel time onto the return trip.

Thanks so much, tom911. That's the kind of info that is so helpful. Even the hotel reviews would probably never mention those insight gems!
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Old Aug 6, 18, 1:01 pm
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For LAX hotels, you'd probably have better luck getting recommendations by posting in The "LAX Airport Hotel Questions/Suggestions" Consolidated Thread.
Thanks, I'll definitely check out that thread!
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